3CX Compact

The 3CX Compact is our entry level machine providing a high performing backhoe loader in a compact package.

The following features are fitted as standard: 40kph transmission, piston pump hydraulics and servo excavator controls make this the ideal machine for where a larger backhoe cannot access.

  • Max. Engine Power 55kW
  • Max. Dig Depth 4.33m
  • Operating Weight 6,070 kg
BHL 3CX Compact 2015 Loading


Space is becoming a premium.

  • 35% smaller than a standard backhoe loader.
  • 2m wide and 2.74m high - 50cm narrower than a standard backhoe, 25% lower than a standard 3CX.
  • Low working height unlocks a new range of previously inaccessible work sites, such as low level buildings and basements.
  • 6m turning circle and 2m width means it can work in a single carriageway allowing a road to be kept open.


The 3CX Compact is the ultimate in manoeuvrability.

  • Auto switchable 2WS/4WS allows the operator to change between roading mode to site with ease. 
  • A three-speed 40km/h hydrostatic transmission makes the 3CX Compact tool carrier an incredibly independent backhoe with a large working radius for optimum productivity; this means that you’re not reliant on other equipment to transport your machine.
  • Compared to a standard JCB backhoe, the turning circle of a 3CX Compact is 16% tighter; in fact, at just 5.8m (with applied brakes), you can U-turn the machine on most single carriageway roads.


A spacious cab with excavator controls provides optimum ease of use and controllability.

  • Excavator style controls fitted as standard for ease of use and controllability.
  • SmoothRide System increases operator comfort on and off-road, as well as improving load retention.
  • Plenty of internal/external storage space in the 3CX Compact helps organise the cab environment for improved comfort levels.


The 3CX Compact is not only designed for the vast range of backhoe loader attachments.

  • A 3-in-1 machine, the 3CX Compact can be a compact excavator and wheel loader, with skid steer attachment versatility. Bi-directional pipework and a handheld tool circuit provide even greater versatility.
  • With 120lpm auxiliary flow, attachments such as trenchers can now be used.
  • This one machine can tackle multiple jobs e.g. pumping water, hand breakers, power tools and disc breakers.


The 3CX Compact comes standard with many new and improved safety features to keep the operator safer than ever before.

  • Immobilisers protect the machine. Simply programme a numerical keycode to prevent unauthorised use.
  • Optional Fish Eye mirror provides full visibility to all rear attachments and blind spots.
  • Ground level daily checks make greasing safer with easier machine servicing. 
  • Good 360 degree operator visibility from the cab ensures the operator remains in control of the working area.

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease +VAT from
£346.00 week
3 year HP from
£424.39 week

J.C.Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Finance illustration based on the following specification (MRRP £64,370.10 Excl. VAT)

Machine specifications

  • JCB Sitemaster Tyre Set
  • Hammer Pipework for Extending Dipper
  • UK Territory Pack with Cesar Datatag
  • 3CX Compact Twin Loader Lever
  • Cab With Heater and Cloth Air Suspension Seat
  • Cab Electrics, LiveLink, Key Immobiliser
  • 3/8 Loader Pipework With SRS
  • Stabiliser Street Pads
  • Direct Mount 6-in-1 Shovel 2000 mm (78 inch)
  • Toe Plate 2000 mm (78 inch)
  • Single LED Amber Beacon and Green LED Beacon
  • Excavator Iso/SAE Changeover Valve
  • Hand Held Tool Circuit Pipework and Breaker Mount with 9M Hose Reel
  • Hammermaster 25 Hand Held Breaker
  • 450 mm (18 inch) Excavator Bucket, Standard Profile with Teeth
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J.C.Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 708332). More details can be found on their website www.jcb-finance.co.uk. Finance is restricted to UK business users and terms apply. The weekly values used are for illustrative purposes only. JCB FlexiLease instalments are based on a 3+33 monthly payment profile and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. The illustration is based on the machine operating in a medium application for a maximum of 1500 hours per annum. Return conditions will apply and you do not own the machine at the end. HP instalments are based on a 0+36 monthly payment profile with a 10% deposit and the full VAT amount payable at time of signing and you can own the machine at the end subject to a £60 Option To Purchase Fee collected together with the final payment. Offers are subject to a £245 documentation fee payable with the first monthly payment.

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